1. Download the files you will need
a) If you don't have the latest version of the SDK, dowload it here.
Use the Android SDK and AVD manager to download the Google Inc. third party add ons, especially USB driver package, revision 4.
c) Also, my adb driver (Android 1.0 driver) didn't work so you might want to download pdaNet and install theirs by installing their software to your pc and following the instructions until you are asked to replace the driver.
d) Download the recovery image here.
e) Download the superuser app here.
2. Prepare the clockwork recovery
a) Place the recovery image into the tools folder of the sdk.
Fastboot the phone by turning it of and holding the volume + and power simultaneously.
c) Now connect the phone to your computer via the USB cable. Make sure there are no driver errors, if so reinstall the drivers.
d) Now its time to unlock the oem. Run the command prompt as administrator and navigate to the tools folder. i.e C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk-windows\tools
Type the following commands to place the cursor. btw [Enter] means press enter, not type it in lol
e) Now navigate to the tools folder, copy and paste the path from explorer window then [Enter]
f) Make sure the adb found your device by entering
You should see the serial number from your Nexus S. If not, the driver is wrong or you selected the wrong path.
g) Unlock the oem by entering
fastboot oem unlock[Enter]
You will be prompted to a "are you sure?" type of thing, press the volume + key to go to yes and power to accept. The locked status should change to Unlocked.
h) Now set the recovery image by entering
fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-herring.img[Enter]
It should say complete
i) Now reboot the phone by using the volume and power keys
3. Now you have to install the superuser app.
a) Search for superuser in the android marked and download it.
Place the superuser apk file you downloaded to your sd card
c) Reboot into recovery
d) go to recovery, mounts and storage, and mount system.
e) now go back to install updates from sd and select the superuser apk file
f) reboot and enjoy your rooted Nexus S!!!
Edited by zdiddy14, 19 December 2010 - 01:05 AM.